BIM Training Bundle


This BIM Training Bundle includes Implementing BIM into Architecture, a six-part online course, and BIM Project Management, a four-part online course.

Part one explores how to get started with BIM, how to leverage BIM to its full extent, how to implement BIM in different project environments, and how to set up the necessary processes and protocols to maximize the benefits. Part two uncovers what project architects and managers need to know about the higher level issues that can optimize performance, improve quality and minimize the learning curve. Includes:

  • Access to class recordings for one year
  • Ability to watch 24/7 at your convenience
  • Insights from experienced BIM instructors

Save $89 on the Bundle.


Tackling BIM can feel a bit overwhelming at first. Many jump right into the software believing it’s the quickest and most efficient way to take on BIM. But the process is just as important … if not more so … than the software itself. By easing your way into the process you can not only increase productivity with BIM but you can have more fun with design and sell your projects with greater ease.

This BIM training bundle includes both Implementing BIM into Architecture, a six-part online course, and BIM Project Management, a four-part online course.


Implementing BIM into Architecture

01: Defining Fundamental BIM Concepts, Terms & Tools

The first course is a high level review of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the concepts that are critical to a successful implementation. We will discuss strategies for organizing a BIM project, how to establish modeling requirements and methods to integrating BIM based on project size and type.

02: Implementing BIM in the Design Phase

The second course focuses on how to take advantage of BIM during the Design Phase to leverage the model. We will discuss both the challenges and opportunities when you implement BIM early in the project as well as how to integrate BIM with popular design tools, such as SketchUp or Rhino, that are commonly used by architects in the design phase.

03: Visualization with BIM – Illustration to Light Simulation

The third course reviews strategies for creating illustrations, renderings, animations and virtual reality from BIM models. We will discuss the visualization technologies available internal to BIM authoring tools as well as review cutting-edge third party products that not only enhance the quality of renderings but provide a faster, easier to use process for producing the visualization.

04:Strategies for Creating Documents from a BIM Model

The fourth course discusses the methodologies and strategies for producing 2D documents from 3D BIM models. If setup correctly a BIM model can produce documents without a lot of rework and with the graphic output quality firms have come to expect from past CAD programs. We will discuss methods to adopt your existing standards within a BIM program as well as new opportunities for 3D documentation.

05: Collaboration from Small to Large Teams

The fifth course focuses on how to collaborate within a BIM environment both locally within an office as well as externally through the internet. We will review internal BIM Server applications available within BIM tools as well as the growing opportunities for Cloud-Based BIM Server services that can outsource the technology overhead and server management.

06: Integrating Sustainability into the BIM Process

The sixth course reviews how to analyze the BIM model for energy loads and LEED requirements with a focus on sustainable design. In this session we will discuss energy analysis tools, how to setup a BIM model for LEED requirements and modeling methods that will allow a BIM model to work efficiently with these analysis tools as well as avoid common problems.


BIM Project Management

01: What Management Needs to Know About BIM

In this first course we will review why the industry is moving towards BIM and how BIM is different from traditional drawing methods. We will explore “the paradigm shift” and what effective managers need to know to deliver a project on time and on budget. Also discussed will be the extent of modeling required to collaborate with consultants and design build trades. Finally, we will uncover new collaboration processes and tools to monitor an efficient work-flow and quality control.

02: How BIM Impacts the Design Team and Owner

The second course will focus on ways to best capture the design intent and allow for change using BIM and other programs. We will discuss the “front-end loaded” nature of virtual design and how to avoid potential impacts to productivity. Finally, we will look at methods for reviewing proposed design solutions with the owner.

03: Creating a Workflow for Model Coordination

In the third course we will discuss tools and procedures to enhance collaboration and minimize work-flow disruptions. We will introduce scheduling techniques such as “pull planning” and phasing work with consultants or “chunking and freezing”. The coordination of model elements “clash detection” and constructability reviews will be discussed. We will explore pit falls to avoid and important steps that can be taken to set the model up for drawing production. Finally, techniques to monitor the costs of working with a general contractor will be introduced.

04: Managing Model Based Documents

The fourth course will focus on what project architects and managers need to provide for the team in order to create complete, legible and coordinated drawings. We will discuss what the team needs to do to extract drawings with the information needed for agency review and construction documents. Finally we will explore ways to monitor drawing progress, coordination and quality control.